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‘Birth of the Hummingbird’ Exhibition Opens at Ramapo College

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Pascale Monnin, Victory, acrylic, beads, paper on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Birth of the Hummingbird and Other Marvels, a one-person exhibition by renowned contemporary Swiss/Haitian artist Pascale Monnin, opens on Wednesday, March 28 in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. There will be an opening reception on March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 20.

The Birth of the Hummingbird and Other Marvels brings together various aspects of the artist’s work from paintings and drawings to sculptures and mobiles. This exhibition continues with a tradition at Ramapo College of featuring outstanding living artists of Haitian heritage, and connecting with the acclaimed Haitian art in collections on campus.  The original venue for the exhibition in the United States was the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.

Pascale Monnin has been receiving increasing notice on the international art scene.

She has shown at the Grand Palais, the Villa Medicis, Agnes B, the Organization of American States Museum, the Fowler Art Museum, Halle Saint-Pierre, the Waterloo Museum of Art, the Lowe Art Museum, Galerie Monnin, and elsewhere. She represented Haiti at the Venice Biennale, and will be featured in the upcoming Dakar Biennial in Senegal.

Galerie Monnin provided the following information about Pascale Monnin’s work, and the questions the art evokes:  “How to name childhood without inviting the old world of echoes? How to name that world without confronting one’s complex mess? How to stare at the sun without being blinded? What do we owe our parents? What happens when adults become children? We are but shadows run through by glimmering questions…innumerable.”

This project is supported in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kresge and Pascal Galleries are located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Sydney Jenkins at 201-684-7147.



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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